Recently faith-based musical artist Tye Tribbett took up space on the Tiny Desk concert series—a series brought to us by NPR Music that continuously blesses our eardrums since its inception in 2008. Tye did what he does best, bought the band, brought the singers, and brought the energy. It was awesomely spiritual.
There’s nothing quite like the experience of seeing your favorite music artists stripped down from the grandness of the stage and placed in the corner of a room. It’s an experience that sticks with you long after it’s over because it’s captivating. While we all have our favorite artists we’ve seen before, there are always a few we’re dying to see tiny. Here are five music artists that would make our year if we could see them on the Tiny Desk
Since bursting onto the music scene in 1995, Evanescence has been one of the most distinctive and captivating rock bands. Started by frontwoman Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. Their goth rock aesthetic sets them apart and creates stunning visual imagery that’s a feast for the eyes. You’ll see exactly what we mean whether you’re checking out their photos or music videos. Seeing them perform Tiny would be something truly special, as it would showcase Amy’s gorgeous voice in a way that perfectly suits the stripped-down format. And simplifying the sound of their electric guitar to just a guitar and piano would be the perfect finishing touch.
In this case, we do talk about Bruno, no, no, no. ( Lol, IYKYK). As an acclaimed singer and songwriter, he’s got a versatility that lets him tackle a wide range of musical styles. Whether it’s RnB, funk, or pop, he always delivers with an undeniable talent and electrifying performances. With a string of chart-topping hits to his name, it’s clear that Bruno has got the goods. And if we ever get to see him in a more intimate venue, like Tiny Desk Concert, it will surely be an unforgettable experience.
Nsync may have been part of a bygone era of boy bands, but they left an indelible mark on pop music. With Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Lance Bass as members, they burst onto the scene in 1995 and quickly became known for their upbeat tunes and infectious dance moves. But what set them apart was their impressive vocal balance and soaring harmonies, which made their music all the more irresistible. Though they haven’t performed together since the group disbanded, seeing them live would be a truly special experience, especially for fans waiting to hear those poppy 90s and early 2000s hits brought back to life. After all, who wouldn’t want to witness the magic of Nsync once again?
When it comes to Missy Elliott, there’s really no introduction needed. This Supa Dupa Fly (name of one of her albums) artist has been a force to be reckoned with for years, thanks to her incredible rapper, singer, writer, and producer skills. But what sets her apart is her unique creative vision, which shines through in her music videos and beyond. Whether making conceptually absurd ideas seem impossibly cool or crafting finely-tuned lyrics that stay with you long after the song ends, Missy is a true master of her craft. And that’s why a Tiny Desk performance from her would be nothing short of epic.
Aka, Donald Glover, a multi-talented artist, seems to be able to do just about anything. He’s a singer, rapper, actor, writer, producer, and director with a creative range that’s truly impressive. But when it comes to his rapping skills, he’s got a style all his own. From his off-kilter beginnings to his later RnB and funk-inspired work, he’s always willing to take risks and push the boundaries. That’s why a performance on Tiny Desk would be the perfect showcase for his talents. With his unique approach to music, he’s sure to deliver a performance that won’t disappoint.
There are so many incredible music artists out there, and it’s hard to choose just five that we would love to see tiny. But these artists have something special that draws us to their music and makes us want to experience it in person. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just someone who appreciates good music, seeing your favorite artists in this space is an unforgettable experience. Here’s hoping we see these five amazing artists soon because, despite the small space of the Tiny Desk concert series, the performances are still big and powerful.